Christmas Menus Compilation 2013

Christmas Lunch at Grouse Mountain

We are pleased to offer a festive 3-course set lunch menu at The Observatory this holiday season. Tables of up to 8 can reserve online now. For larger parties, please call 604.980.9311.
Christmas Lunch at The Observatory 2013 Menu

Appetizer Options
Five Onion Velouté
truffle parmesan crisp, parsley cake

Petite Greens
warm goat’s cheese fondant, pomegranate sorbet, chestnut vinaigrette

Yam Terrine
braised short rib, cranberry gel, egg nog snow

Entrée Options
Herb Gnocchi
black pepper ricotta cheese, tomato jam

Turkey Duo
cranberry glazed breast, braised leg, pomme purée

Arctic Char
onion textures, smoked celeriac purée

Prime Rib Steak
croissant bread pudding, hollandaise, currant jus

Dessert Options
Egg Nog Crème Brûlée

Chocolate Mousse
cherry nougatine

Pumpkin & Goat’s Cheese Cake
brown butter ice cream, cranberry

$50 per guest

Price does not include tax, beverages or gratuity.

La Pentola Introduces Seasonal Sips And Holiday Dining

“I’m fine-tuning a recipe for a Hot Buttered Rum that promises to be ridiculously tasty,” says Head Bartender Martin Corriveau. “Our bartending team will also be showcasing timeless punch recipes, carefully crafted from historical formulas. It will be the perfect way to start the night or to kick back before a meal, and since we’ll be making something different every other day, it will be the liquid equivalent of Chef Lucais Syme’s daily food feature.” Corriveau will also revisit some neglected classic cocktails such as the 20th Century (gin, Lillet, crème de cacao) and the Vancouver (a 1950’s drink created at the Sylvia Hotel on English Bay) and explore modern marvels like the Penicillin (scotch, ginger and lemon).

The season of sharing and caring is nearly upon us and there is no better way to celebrate than with family and friends over an alla famiglia style meal at La Pentola. On the 24th, 25th and 26th December the extended family can enjoy sharing a festive meal for an affordable $55pp, which includes a selection of starters, pastas, main courses and a dash of dolce to finish. The family-style dining will feature La Pentola classics such as parmesan soufflé, spaghetti all’amatriciana, and Kettle Valley hanger steak with arugula and balsamic vinegar, as well as creative Christmas dishes with a Northern Italian twist.

Plan your own Christmas party with the help of the La Pentola and OPUS Hotel teams. Dine with Chef Lucais Syme in La Pentola’s semi-private dining room or rent the whole restaurant, host a cocktail and canapé reception in OPUS bar or design your own experience in OPUS Hotel’s exclusive private space, catered by La Pentola.

The party spirit continues into the New Year when La Pentola will host a special New Year’s Eve dinner for their second seating on December 31st. The New Year’s Eve meal will include a glass of Moet & Chandon champagne, caviar and a mixture of individual dishes and family-style platters. Highlights will include vitello tonnato, lobster ravioli, Icelandic heritage breed lamb and celebratory dolci. The meal costs $65 per person, plus $25 booking fee. Call 604-642-0557 or visit for more information.

Kitsilano Daily Kitchen Festive Season Lunch Menu

(…also available at Dinner in November/December upon availability)

A Fresh Approach to Unpretentious West Coast Cuisine.
Daily visits to the local Markets and Farms of British Columbia to procure the finest local seafood, produce and meats at their peak of quality. Working the best of the best the West Coast has to offer and prepping, cooking and creating a new menu every day.
Always in the season, local and organic whenever possible. Allow us to create a six course culinary adventure @ $65 per person…or choose for the following three lunch menus.

Cypress Lunch Menu – $38 per person

Minestrone Soup of Fanny Bay Clams & Chorizo   fennel seed aioli, grilled corn bread
West Coast ‘Tom Yum Broth’ of West Coast Spiny Lobster   udon noodles, baby gai lan, key lime
Brown Butter Broiled Cache Creek Hanger Steak   whipped potatoes, duckling gravy, mushroom ragout
Chocolate Truffle Cake   ganache, chocolate shavings, raspberry coulis
Tiger Blue Cheese, Walla Walla Onion Marmalade   steel cut oatmeal cookies

Cherry Blossom Lunch Menu – $48 per person

Warm Salad of Crispy Pork Belly & Seared Weathervane Scallop    cucumber, daikon & spy apple
Cream of Winter Mushroom Soup   crème fraîche, slow melted leeks, truffle
Carpaccio of Sakura Farm’s Beef Ribeye   shaved pecorino cheese, 15 year old balsamic, espelette
Slow Roasted Mt Lehman Duckling   Christmas orange glaze, Berkshire sausage stuffing, spätzle
Chocolate Truffle Cake   ganache, chocolate shavings, raspberry coulis
Tiger Blue Cheese, Walla Walla Onion Marmalade   steel cut oatmeal cookies

The Best of 2013 Market Daily Kitchen Lunch Menu – $58 per person

Roasted Winter Hanna Farm’s Cauliflower Soup   butter poached local humpy shrimps, truffle
Brown Butter Broiled Weathervane Scallops   capers, celeriac butter, key lime
Roasted Cache Creek Bone Marrow   Provencal crust, mushroom ragout, arugula, 15 year old balsamic
Rare-roasted Peace Country Venison Chop   Walla Walla onion jam, juniper consommé, chanterelles
Meyer Lemon Sour Dough Cake   Chantilly cream, blackberry compote, royal frosting
Tiger Blue Cheese, Walla Walla Onion Marmalade   steel cut oatmeal cookies

Wine Pairing Starting at $28 per person – to $65 per person.

Aura Restaurant – Nita Lake Lodge, Whistler, BC

Whistler’s luxury boutique Nita Lake Lodge becomes a winter wonderland during the holiday season.

Festive holiday décor festoons the lakeside hotel and a twinkling Christmas tree brings a touch of magic to the lobby. Guests staying over Christmas Eve will wake up to a little surprise from the Nita Lake Lodge team and can get into the holiday spirit with a special Christmas meal at the lodge’s lakeside Aura Restaurant on December 24th and 25th.

This festive feast ($85pp) begins with
Christmas canapés
butternut squash soup or winter salad with brandied craisins and crispy goat cheese

Main Choose from
local free-run turkey with all the trimmings,
a veggie option of roasted acorn squash and quinoa,
Arctic char with sunchokes
Cache Creek BC beef sirloin with mushroom ragout

Pick a treat from the pastry chef’s special selection and then finish off your meal with Christmas cookies.

New Year’s Eve is another magical time at Nita Lake Lodge – come and celebrate the end of 2013 with a festive feast at Aura Restaurant or enjoy free live music and a complimentary midnight champagne toast at Cure Lounge & Patio.

To book please call 1-888-755-6482 or visit

Miku Restaurant Holiday Menu

Miku Holiday Menu 2013
Miku Restaurant Holiday Menu 2013

Diva At The met Christmas Dinner Menu

Christmas Eve and Christmas Day Dinners
Diva At The Met Holiday Dinner Menu

Yew Seafood and Bar

Yew Christmas Menu
Yew Christmas Menu

Hawksworth Hotel Georgia

Holiday Tasting Menu

hawksworth menu

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